Now in its 28th year, the iconic Best of NeoCon Awards continue to honor the best new commercial interiors products in the industry. These products are introduced to the market in 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies (visit the Contract Network for a full list of categories). Over 40 jurors comprised of interior designers, architects, and facilities management professionals, review hundreds of products before NeoCon begins. Award recipient’s booths and showrooms will be flagged with Best of NeoCon Award signs during the Show.
See last year's winners: Contract Network.
The IIDA/Contract Magazine Showroom and Booth Design Competition seeks to honor originality of design, visual impact, effective use of materials and the outstanding use of space, color, texture, lighting, and graphics in showrooms and booths at NeoCon 2017.
Interior Design's 4th Annual HiP Awards
Interior Design's HiP at NeoCon Awards is a recognition program Honoring Industry People and Innovative Products. This unique initiative honors commercial industry pioneers and achievement in product applications.
Product submissions will be voted on by the A&D community prior to NeoCon. Winners and Honorees will be announced live at an exclusive event held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
ENTRY DEADLINE: May 5, 2017
Submit by Monday, May 1 to receive $25 off your entry fee
VOTING PERIOD: May 18 - May 25, 2017
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: June 11, 2017 (announced live at Interior Design's Giants Party at NeoCon)
Be Honored by Interior Design. Be Lauded by Design Leaders. Be HiP at NeoCon. #idhipawards
The viral awards program #MetropolisLikes returns, with Metropolis editors awarding the top designs of NeoCon 2017. Winners will be announced live on metropolismag.com, Twitter, and Instagram to over 200,000 Metropolis followers, and receive a custom award delivered in person at NeoCon. Follow #MetropolisLikes for the list of 2017 winners. For more information, visit the Metropolis website.
Exclusively for NeoCon exhibitors, Product Innovations highlights the latest interior products that enhance the efficiency and sustainability of commercial buildings. This award program covers flooring, seating, lighting, walls and partitions, acoustics, furniture, and restrooms. For more information, click here.
- LOCATION Modern Wing of the Art Institute
- Tickets 312.644.6412 or diffachicago.org
The DIFFA/Chicago 2017 Gala will feature an evening of enlightenment dedicated to the cause of eradicating HIV/AIDS in our lifetime in the Intimate Setting of the Majestic Grand Staircase of the Art Institute.
- LOCATION Four Seasons Chicago, 120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
- RSVP Email Aisha Williams at email@example.com
The IIDA annual NeoCon black-tie gala celebration is a special evening to honor the winners of two of the most prestigious competitions in the Interior Design profession - the 44nd Annual Interior Design Competition and the 25th Annual Will Ching Design Competition.
Join IIDA and prominent international interior designers and global design manufacturers for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing at the Four Seasons Chicago to celebrate the award winning design firms and their outstanding projects.
- LOCATION The Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, One West Wacker Drive
The Best of NeoCon 2017 winners will be announced among industry peers on the opening morning of NeoCon at Contract magazine’s annual Best of NeoCon Breakfast. The competition honors the best new commercial interiors products in the industry, which are exhibited in The Mart during the NeoCon show. Honors include Gold and Silver Awards, as well as Innovation Awards, Editors' Choice Awards, and one Best of Competition Award. Tickets can be purchased at www.contract-network.com, until a week before the event.
- LOCATION Floors 1, 3, 10 and 11
The momentum at NeoCon will be in full swing on Monday night. Showroom hop on floors 1, 3, 10 and 11. See new products, network and wine and dine with all of your colleagues and friends from the industry in select showrooms.
- LOCATION Floor 7
The party’s not over. Don’t miss cocktails, conversations and contacts to be made when the NeoCon energy and festivities continue on the 7th floor. Mix and mingle with A&D professionals while exploring hundreds of exhibitors from around the world.
- LOCATION The Mart
New this year, Interior Design and the Mart bring you Block Party @NeoCon -- the official party of NeoCon 2017.
The celebration, held outside the Mart on River Drive, is a stylish toast to NeoCon, bringing the design industry together to revel in another successful year.
Tickets are $35 online (link to come) and $40 onsite
- LOCATION Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Wolf Point Ball Room
Members of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) and invited guests are encouraged to attend the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting to hear the state-of-the-industry and state-of-the-association reports. For more information, contact BIFMA at (616) 285-3963 or visit www.bifma.org.
- LOCATION NeoCon Exhibitors: Floors 1, 3, 7, 10 & 11
Stop by the showrooms or booths of NeoCon Exhibitors as they host a special event, important guest(s), hospitality, giveaways etc. Listings will be updated weekly.
Many of the boutiques at LuxeHome, the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation located on the first floor of The Mart, will host special events during NeoCon. These include cocktail receptions, book signings, chef tastings, product introductions, open houses and much more. For more information on all the events happening at LuxeHome during NeoCon visit luxehome.com.
Experience the uniqueness of Arco by Muraflex, our newest freestanding glass wall system which curves back onto itself to offer the best sound reverberation attenuation for the utmost level of privacy. Its elegant and singular design will draw you in and you will be seduced by its many clever features which enhance the collaboration effort. To see our many other demountable partition systems, visit us in showroom 11-130.
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is pleased to welcome visitors to NeoCon 2017. ASID wants you to have a healthy Neocon experience, physically, mentally & socially. Drop by the booth to see how design impacts lives.
Visit theMart lobby for Contract Magazine’s digital display of the 2017 Best of NeoCon Winners’ presentation—featuring the most important and influential new product innovations in more than 47 product categories.
Continue the winning spirit by entering to win Contract’s Getaway-Giveaway trip to Bilbao, Spain. See the digital display for how to enter and a full list of participating showrooms.
Extremis has a mission that is much more than just a furniture line: it’s a lifestyle that brings people together - that lets them enjoy life with each other. Grab a colleague and a coffee and head to the terrace of togetherness to experience the Flemish way of life during your lunch break. You can also visit us on the 7th floor, booth #7-5081.
With a diverse selection of expressive furnishings from Herman Miller’s family of premium brands, the Elements portfolio debuts at NeoCon 2017. Featuring ten modern work settings that showcase the breadth and variety of the portfolio, the South Lobby will be a must-see stop in your NeoCon experience. For more from Herman Miller, visit our showrooms on the 3rd floor.
Enjoy a moment of peace and quiet on the 7th Floor as you travel between main aisles 6000 and 7000 via the SNOWSOUND 7th Floor Pass-Thrus. These acoustic havens are designed with Snowsound Panels to offer an architecturally inspired acoustic haven for attendees to enjoy. You can also visit Snowsound’s main booth on the 7th Floor @ 7-5022 for Italian Espresso and introduction to the brand new Snowsound-Fiber technology.
Experience the IIDA space, designed by Chicago-based creative agency hk+c. As we look to the future of design, IIDA guides us on a turning path that challenges us to reflect on the provocative questions of how and why we design, disrupt, shape, and shift our vision for the next re-imagination of design intent.
Be sure to schedule a stop during the three days of NeoCon, for an experiential and engaging material exhibit that will surely be a highlight of this year’s show. Discover hundreds of material samples displayed side-by-side, with details on their origin, makeup and recommended applications. Engage in real discussions about the materials themselves and learn the latest trends in material innovation in a comfortable, non-sales-like environment.
Curated by the i+s editorial team and designed by the interiors+sources I Like Design student competition winner, be sure to make a stop at this bustling, experiential, educational exhibit! We invite you to visit, browse, ask questions and get inspired!
The annual Metropolis Design Guide: Chicago features the best of architecture, culture, and design in the windy city. This essential guide shares new and noteworthy design destinations and is used throughout the year to experience, source, see and shop the best in Chicago. Take a neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at all the can’t-miss-favorites from local architects and designers and check out NeoCon events in addition to having a complete list of local showrooms, retailers, museums, galleries and restaurants in your pocket.
The Official NeoCon Product Preview provides you with extensive coverage on the latest product introductions, interview with the NeoCon 2017 keynote speakers, Chicago designer’s favorite places in the city and more.
The Design Center at The Mart is the world’s largest resource for custom home furnishings and interior design. Over 100 showrooms offer the finest lines and brands available to interior design professionals. The Design Center hosts luxury furniture, fabrics, floor and wall coverings, lighting, outdoor and casual furnishings, accessories, antiques, art and much more. The Design Center hosts many contract furnishings lines so make sure to check out over 2,500 lines and resources available on four convenient floors while attending NeoCon 2017! Learn more at www.designcenter.com.
LuxeHome is the world’s largest collection of premier boutiques for home building and renovation. LuxeHome is located on over 120,000 square feet of space on the first floor of The Mart in Chicago. The over 30 Boutiques at LuxeHome offer the finest products and brands for kitchen, bath, flooring, appliances, tile, stone, hardware, lighting, paint, custom window treatments and more.
During Neocon visit LuxeHome to experience the newest boutiques, special events, the latest product launches, cutting edge trends and much more. LuxeHome is open six days a week. Learn more about LuxeHome.